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English definition of “shaft”

shaft

verb [T]     /ʃɑːft/ US  /ʃæft/ informal
to cheat or trick someone, or to treat them unfairly: She was shafted by her agent over the film rights to her book.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of shaft verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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